Morning After Pill

Morning After Pill

Please Note: This service is primarily for Women who would like to obtain a supply of Levonelle or EllaOne, to keep as a standby for use at short notice,

Levonorgestrel 1.5mg (Levonelle is a brand name ) is an established 'morning after pill' which can be taken to prevent pregnancy up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected intercourse.

A newer and more expensive morning after pill, Ella One ,is effective when taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after intercourse.

When to use the morning after pill

  • After intercourse where other contraception has not been used.
  • After intercourse where a condom has failed (split, come off, etc).
  • Where a couple are using withdrawal and this has failed.
  • If you have missed pills from your regular contraceptive - this depends on how many pills are missed and when in the pack the pills are missed.

When and how to restart your regular hormonal contraception

If Levonelle (levonorgestrel 1.5mg) is taken, then your pills are to be continued, a new contraceptive ring is to be inserted, or new contraceptive patch applied within 12 hours of taking your morning after pill. Hormonal contraception cannot be relied upon to provide contraception in the same menstrual cycle after Levonelle has been taken and an additional barrier method of contraception (condoms or caps) should be used for seven days with the patch, the ring, and the combined pill (nine days for Qlaira), and for two days with the progestogen-only pill.

If ellaOne is taken, you should wait for five days after taking ellaOne before taking your pill, inserting a new ring, or applying a new patch. Additional barrier contraception should be used during these 5 days and after re-starting hormonal contraception: with the patch, the ring, and the combined pill for seven days (nine days for Qlaira), and with the progestogen-only pill for two days.

If intercourse has already taken place and a morning after pill is needed a pharmacist or doctor should be consulted straightaway.

An online service should NOT be used when immediate treatment is required. There will be a delay of a day or more before tablets are delivered.

You can collect from us on the same day or arrange a same day delivery at YOUR cost . e.g courier or cab service. 

 

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Morning After Pill